We don't need more time for teachers to teach in the classroom. We need better teaching in the time we already have.
In fact, with significantly improved teaching, we may even be able to REDUCE the time we currently spend with teachers teaching in front of their students. The chart above, from THIS ARTICLE published by Core Education, shows that teachers in the U.S. spend more time in front of students. When you match that up with our less the desirable results when compared to the same countries, it makes us wondering about what is being done during teaching time in the U.S.
Pair that with what I observe to be a plague of AWFUL professional development and training for teachers, and some clarity is provided.
Read the article and let me know your thoughts.